To read this will take about two minutes. Two minutes is not too much time considering the future is at stake. If you have children they are in that future. If you are young so are you.
The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
Of cabbages — and kings —
And why the sea is boiling hot —
And whether pigs have wings.’
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll
Yes the time has come to talk of many things. Western civilization is declining and will, without draconian measures, ultimately collapse from multiple causes. As imperfect as Western civilization is it is the best humanity has come up with to date. Western civilization is also a work still in progress. It can move no faster than humanity can absorb it. Western civilization, although secular, sprang from Christianity but the foundation was laid eight to ten thousand years before that with the advent of agriculture. The fact that much of the culture of Western civilization has appealed to so many and is presently dominating the globe, (even among those that claim to despise it), gives credibility to its desirability and viability. The time has come to accept reality and realize we have some hard choices to make. If we do not make them worse choices will be made for us by circumstances beyond our control and Western civilization will collapse. These forced choices are now unthinkable and unimaginable but if ignored are unavoidable and inevitable. Most that slander Western civilization owe their very existence to it and if it collapses they and all the gains in knowledge and human rights will collapse with it and we will face a world far more barbaric than the Middle Ages. Many think a glorious Phoenix will arise from the ashes but there will be no glorious Phoenix only the Four Horsemen: Pestilence, Famine, War and Death. Nor will there be any place to run because economically, socially and environmentally we are also heading for a complete planetary collapse. It will be a massive “domino effect” the horrors of which will be unimaginable. Yes the time has come to talk of many things because your lives and your very existence depends on it..
In the United States and the West we are faced with only one of two choices for survival, two ugly choices. The third choice of ignoring reality ends in collapse or civil war, or both, and is suicide so to me that is not an option. The following are a series of essays that lay out the problem and numbers 9 and 10 are on the only viable solutions. Separation of the red and blue states and areas so a time out and regrouping can be accomplished or military intervention because the military is the only way sanity and stability can be restored and we have collectively gone insane. If you are pressed for time skip to numbers 9 and 10. You will reject them so then read the others to see why I reached those conclusions. If you are a boomer or Generation Xer your life doesn’t depend on it but your grandchildren’s lives do.